Monday, 21 January 2013

Update on Bruegel Massacre

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When I did the post on the Bruegel painting here I had wondered whether anyone would notice the 21st century guy nonchalantly leaning on the grieving pheasant women in the middle of the painting. My attention to him was pointed out to me by my youngest son, the artist/teacher. I know the figure is difficult to spot at first amongst so many colourful medieval people: however, he is wearing a rather flamboyant purple suit, and happily smiling whilst everyone else is in abject despair, and also he is sporting a pair of large dark rimmed glass. Anyway, nobody noticed him, so I am just pointing you in his direction now. He is the Art Critic Waldemar Januszczak, and will be familiar to art lovers in the UK. I am sure some of you will have seen him doing his art programmes on BBC2 and BBC 4. I learnt a great deal about this painting from his writings. 

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  1. Ooooh, that is cheeky...and it fooled me.
    So funny.

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    1. I had to have him pointed out to me too.

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  2. My gosh.. i never saw that at all.
    clever man.. who would think of doing that.!

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    1. I didn't want to let it pass without people who saw the post seeing it.

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  3. I would never have noticed it without you telling us, rosemary. How clever!

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    1. It is Waldemar Januszczak having a bit of a joke.

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  4. Call me naive, Rosemary, but... who put him there? Is this a computer trick, or what? He looks weird, posing amongst those characters. He looks like an ageing Clark Kent!

    Funny, really...

    ANNA

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    1. I suppose that he does resemble an ageing Clark Kent. He is the Art Critic for the Sunday Times, and no doubt it was done by them as a bit of a joke and a laugh.

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  5. Dear Rosemary,i never saw that at all!So clever!!Have a lovely evening!
    Dimi..

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